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SCI Frackville

​Facility Address:

1111 Altamont Boulevard
Frackville, PA  17931-2699
(570) 874-4516
​Facility Mailing Address:

1111 Altamont Boulevard
Frackville, PA 17931
Inmate Letters Address:

Smart Communications/PADOC
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
PO Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733
Legal Mail Address:

1111 Altamont Boulevard
Frackville, PA 17931
Superintendent:  Kathy Brittain
Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services:  Shawn Kephart
Deputy Superintendent for Facilities Management:  Nathan Wynder
Business Manager:  Theresa Kuzo
Superintendent's Assistant:  Jennifer Newberry
The State Correctional Institution at Frackville is located in Ryan Twp. of Schuylkill County. It was officially dedicated on April 16, 1987.  The Facility is one of twenty-six Correctional Facilities and one Motivational Boot Camp.  SCI Frackville is an accredited facilities by the American Corrections Association (ACA).
Number of Acres Inside Perimeter:  35
Number of Acres Outside Perimeter: 174
Number of Operational Structures (inside and outside of perimeter):  15
Number of Housing Units:  6
Housing units consist of both cells and dormitory-style housing.
 Special Features:  One Special Needs Unit and one Secure Special Needs Unit
Inmate Information:
Inmate Population:  Click HERE for the current population report
Inmate Average Age:  38
Total Number of Full-Time Employees:  435
Academic and Vocational Education:
• Academic Education through GED level to include the PLATO Computer Lab which is an interactive computer based learning system tailored to the individual needs of the learner.
• Vocational Education:  Business Practices, Custodial Maintenance, Electricity/Electronics Systems Technician, OSHA Safety Certification and Barber Program
• Apprenticeship Programs:  Automotive Mechanics, Electrician, Painter, Plumber, Baker, Cook and Machinist

Inmate Programs:
Family/Relationship Self
• Parenting
• Reading to your Children
Sex Offenders
• Sex Offender Moderate-High Intensity
• Offender Low Intensity
• Special Needs Sex Offender Booster Program
• Pre-Vocational Skills Class
• Back on Track Inside
• Money Smart Program
Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)
• Therapeutic Community
• Parole Violator
• Outpatient Therapy Group
• Dual Diagnosis
• AA/NA/SOS Support Meetings
Offense Related
• Thinking for a Change
• Act 143 Victim Awareness
• Violence Prevention
• Batterer’s Intervention
Mental Health Programs
• MH Education
• MH Management
• MH Peer Support
• MH Community Re-Entry Group
• Dual Diagnosis Group
• MH Support Group for Recent Psychiatric Commitment Returns
Correctional Industries:  The Correctional Industries Regional Laundry began operation in July 2011 and services four state prisons and five Veterans Centers. The Laundry Operation picks up, sorts, washes, dries, folds, irons and returns laundry to its original destination. The laundry employs six staff and fifty inmates.
Community Work Program: The Community Work Program had a total of 6,451 hours of community work in 2012.
CWP projects:
• Liter pick up on I81 and state route 61
• Painted and cleaned for Pottsville Housing Authority
• Cleaning and grass cutting at the Schuylkill County Fire Academy
• Park clean up at several Municipalities